Lifestar 4 had come and gone with its patient while Lifestar 2 is preparing to land to care for its patient. The Landing Zone for the second chopper is the same as the first, the eastbound side of the four lane at Elkins Road.JACKSBORO, TN (WLAF) – A little after 2:30 pm on Sunday afternoon, an older model Dodge pick-up truck wrecked, flipped on its top and caught fire. One First Responder detailed that the pick-up veered off the four lane just past the Elkins Road traffic light. It then hit trees, traveled down an embankment and flipped on its top soon catching fire. Bystanders and officers pulled a teenage boy from the burning wreckage. Fire crews then knocked down the fire to save the man who was driving the Dodge. He was trapped inside and firefighters with the Caryville and Jacksboro Fire Departments popped the door to extricate him.Lifestar 2 lifting off with its patient just before 3:30 pm on Sunday.The entire four lane was shutdown for the better part of 45-minutes. The med choppers used the eastbound lanes as a landing zone while westbound traffic was routed down Elkins Road.Multiple agencies responded to the scene. Fire units from Caryville, Jacksboro and La Follette along with police from Caryville and Jacksboro along with the Campbell County Sheriff’s Office, the La Follette Rescue Squad and the Emergency Management Agency teamed to help the wreck victims. The Tennessee Highway Patrol is handling the investigation.The two of injured males were flown by medical helicopters to a Knoxville hospital. (WLAF NEWS PUBLISHED – 07/19/2020-2:55PM-PHOTO COURTESY OF NOAH SMITH-UPDATED – 07/19/2020-7PM)Share this:FacebookTwitter
The Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) have added Egypt coach Hassan Shehata to a shortlist of coaches to replace Shuaibu Amodu, who was fired late Friday.“Yes, Shehata has been added to this shortlist, making him the sixth coach Nigeria are considering to lead the country to the World Cup in South Africa in June,” said NFF spokesman Ademola Olajire.Last week, Shehata led Egypt to an historic third successive Africa Cup of Nations crown in Angola.Shehata has also disclosed that he has been approached by Nigeria, but that the decision rested with his employers, the Egypt Football Association (EFA), who have extended his contract until 2014.Other potential candidates are Russia coach Guus Hiddink; Bayern Munich trainer Louis van Gaal; Bruno Metsu, who led Senegal to the 2002 World Cup; Ratomir Djukovic, who guided Ghana to the 2006 World Cup and former England caretaker coach, Peter Taylor.Nigeria plan to appoint a coach for the World Cup before the end of the month. The Super Eagles are drawn in a first round group at the 2010 World Cup along with Argentina.Source: Kickoff.com
IF Conor McGregor decides to reverse his third retirement in four years it will not be for the money.Since debuting in the UFC in 2013, the Irish star has transcended the sport and has become one of the richest fighters in the world along the way.Conor Mcgregor is the highest paid UFC fighter of all timeCredit: USA TODAY SportsBut not only does McGregor rake in the cash through competing, his sponsorship deals and business ventures go a long way in making up his estimated Forbes net worth of £80MILLION.From becoming the highest paid UFC fighter of all time, a historic crossover fight with Floyd Mayweather and a £750m whiskey business – here is how McGregor earned his cash.UFC CHEQUESWhen the UFC sold for $4.4bn in 2016, McGregor credited his exploits as the driving force behind the deal – and he might be right.The Irishman did not headline a pay-per-view until his sixth bout, but still landed around £400,000 through fight night purses and bonuses.After back-to-back featherweight titles wins against Chad Mendes and then Jose Aldo in 2015, McGregor pocketed £400,000 for each fight.In his following bout, losing Nate Diaz in 2016, he received his first million dollar pay cheque, but tripled his money after winning the rematch.After beating Eddie Alvarez to become the UFC’s first two-weight champion, McGregor pocketed £2.4m following his purse and performance bonus.McGregor became the UFC’s first ever two-weight championCredit: GettyHis next two fights, against Khabib Nurmagomedov and Donald Cerrone, he was paid £2.3m, but took home an extra £40,000 for knocking out ‘Cowboy’ at UFC 246.It takes McGregor’s total earnings from UFC purses and fight night bonuses to around £12m – but his actual profits are much higher.A large part of his money earned through UFC fights comes in PPV bonuses.For his loss against Nurmagomedov in 2018, McGregor revealed he made £40m, with reports suggesting he received the same for beating Cerrone.But his crossover boxing match against Mayweather dwarfs anything he made in the octagon, with The Notorious said to have earned £80million on his ring debut.McGregor is said to have earned £80m on his ring debutCredit: Getty – ContributorWHISKEY BUSSINESSIn 2018, McGregor unleashed Proper No. Twelve into the crowded whiskey market, and that raked in £750m in its first year.Before tapping out to Nurmagomedov at UFC 229, he became a one-stop promotional tool for Proper No. 12, every press conference saw him clutching a bottle gleefully.When it finally came to launching the drink on a dry run at the end of 2018, it completely sold out.In fact at one point it became so popular that Tesco Ireland customers were only allowed to buy two bottles at a time. And the showman’s penchant as a salesman must’ve paid off when he revealed the official figures in its first year of business.Taking to Instagram, McGregor wrote: “Over $1b generated in Whiskey sales in my first year! Like it or not, there is a new King in town! Proper Whiskey, liquid sunshine!”The whiskey is such a hit in America the company sold six months’ worth of stock in its first 10 days of trading.It eventually sold 2.4m bottles in the first six months of trading.McGregor predicts it will overtake Ireland’s biggest distillery Jameson – which has been in business for 250 years.McGregor raises a glass of his Proper No 12 whiskey in a press conferenceCredit: Getty Images – GettyHE’S IN FASHIONKnown for his sharp suits and tongue, McGregor, who once called David Beckham his fashion icon, has always enjoyed splashing his cash on fashion.Before he boxed Mayweather in 2017, the Irishman was seen in various suits designed by David August Heil – a man responsible for ensuring the likes of Sylvester Stallone, Will Smith, and Robert Downey Jr are red carpet-ready.At one fitting the pair decided that they should collaborate together.After a delay, the ‘Drop 1 Look Book’ collection saw the release of limited edition t-shirts, hoodies and caps.Incredibly, the clobber – costing roughly between £40-£120 – sold out in just a day.Heil told The Irish Sun: “Our audience is seriously committed and loyal.“We sold out of a couple of styles within the first 24 hours of launching the site and we didn’t really promote it other than our immediate followers and Conor’s fanbase.”August McGregor later introduced tailored suits to their range, as well as winter jackets as his empire continues to grow.It has been estimated that the clothing line brings in a staggering £50m in profits per year.McGregor created the August McGregor fashion line with David August HeilCredit: August McGregorSPONSORSHIPS AND THE DIGITAL AGEIn 2018, upon a signing a multi-million pound six-fight deal with the UFC, McGregor renewed a contract with Monster Energy drinks worth somewhere in the region of £750,000-per-year.Brand McGregor also appealed to Reebok, who made him one of their most high-profile athletes and offered him around £4m per year.And digitally, McGregor knows what’s up when it comes to selling himself.He has investments in tech products like The MacTalk App, which allows fans to download McGregor soundbites for £1.09 a pop, as well as his own website, TheMacLife.com – a MMA media outlet and news website dedicated to the man, who can’t help but generate money with his name.Dana White breaks silence on Conor McGregor’s retirement, says Irishman’s whisky company has ‘sold an obscene amount of liquor’ DayZ Amazing Mods ~ More Cars, More Guns, More Gore! 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Allen Kee/ESPN Images(LOS ANGELES) — Los Angeles Angels centerfielder Mike Trout thought he avoided a serious injury when X-rays showed that he did not fracture his thumb while diving head first into second base in Sunday’s 9-2 loss to the Miami Marlins.Instead, an MRI revealed the centerfielder tore a ligament, the UCL in his left thumb, and he will now miss six to eight weeks after opting to undergo surgery.The reigning American League MVP will be placed on the disabled list for the first time in his career according to ESPN.Team general manager Billy Eppler says Trout is upset with the time he knows he will have to miss as he prepares for surgery:“It’s something, you know, news no player wants to hear. And he was put in a tough spot. And it’s something I think he’s still decompressing on at this moment.”The Angels have made the playoffs just once since the beginning of 2010. They entered 2017 hoping to at least compete for an American League Wild Card playoff spot, and they have done just that in the early part of the season.Now, they will be without their best player for the beginning of the summer. Manager Mike Scioscia acknowledged that his team cannot rely solely on Trout, saying:“We lose a guy like Mike, the way he plays his game, the way he plays with passion. His presence on the field is huge, his presence in the clubhouse is huge. But we have to be more than one guy, and I think we are.”Trout was in the midst of another MVP campaign before getting injured. He ranked in the top five in each of the American League’s major statistical offensive categories.Should it take six weeks for Trout to recover from surgery, the earliest he would return is early July.Copyright © 2017, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.Powered by WPeMatico Related
Dhoni almost pulled off Chennai’s chase of 161 as he smashed five fours and seven sixes in his 48-ball blitz only to see his team lose by one run in Bangalore in the Twenty20 tournament.With defending champions Chennai needing 26 off the last over, Dhoni hit a four and three sixes but missed the final ball from paceman Umesh Yadav and ran to get runs through byes.Bangalore wicketkeeper Parthiv Patel, who top-scored with 53 in his team’s 161-7, hit the stumps to run out Shardul Thakur as Virat Kohli’s side managed to win their third game.“A whole lot of emotions. We thought we were outstanding with the ball till the 19th over mark. To be very honest, that was the last thing I would have expected,” said a relieved Kohli.“But anything can happen in the game of cricket. MS (Dhoni) did what he does well and gave us a scare.”The 37-year-old Dhoni, known for his finishing skills, lifted his side from a precarious 28-4 in the sixth over to bring them within touching distance of victory.He built crucial partnerships including a 55-run fifth-wicket stand with Ambati Rayudu, who made 29, to try and calculate the chase.“We did really well to restrict RCB below par. I think it was more of a calculation mistake that we lost wickets early on,” said the skipper.“T20 is all about taking risks, but you can still calculate. A lot of boundaries were needed, right now you can calculate, one run there, and two runs there and we just lost by one run. But you can also say we missed some boundaries.”South African paceman Dale Steyn did the early damage with his twin strikes to be on a hat-trick in the very first over of the Chennai innings.Steyn got Australia’s Shane Watson caught at slip for five, on the fifth delivery and then bowled Indian batsman Suresh Raina for nought. He returned figures of 2-29.
E-mail: email@example.com In a perfect world, the Utes would be playing Auburn in a bowl game, perhaps the Sugar Bowl, in a matchup of two undefeated 11-0 teams.It could be the “mini” national championship, to go alongside the approved national title game between USC and Oklahoma in the Orange Bowl.The little guy Utes would get a chance to show what they could do against a fellow unbeaten team from the mighty Southeastern Conference. It’s a matchup that would generate excitement on a national basis.Instead, because of the convoluted Bowl Championship Series (BCS), the Utes are stuck against a three-loss Pittsburgh team that lost to Connecticut, barely beat Temple and was taken to overtime by Furman.OK, the Utes don’t want us to denigrate Pitt, which made it to a BCS bowl by surviving the weak seven-team Big East race. The Utes are in a big BCS bowl, for the first time in history, earning $14 million and don’t care who they are playing, right?Still, it makes one lament what could have been.For those who are still scratching their heads about what has transpired in regards to the BCS and recent bowl matchups, here’s a brief primer.Why must Utah play Pittsburgh instead of a higher ranked team such as Auburn, Texas or Michigan?Blame the BCS. The current system was set up in 1998 to take care of the six “major” conferences — the Big Ten, the Big 12, the Pac-10, the SEC, the ACC and the Big East. Last year the Big East was weakened considerably when Miami and Virginia Tech left to join the ACC.But the original contract is still in place, requiring the BCS to take whatever team the Big East had to offer for one of its eight berths. That turned out to be Pittsburgh.Why did Pittsburgh get the berth from the Big East?The Panthers ended up in a four-way tie for first with Syracuse, West Virginia and Boston College at 4-2. The initial tiebreaker for the conference is head-to-head competition.Because Pitt and Syracuse were both 2-1 in the head-to-head competition among the four teams, they advanced to the next tiebreaker. That belonged to the team with the higher ranking in the BCS standings. Pitt finished ranked No. 21, while Syracuse at 6-5, didn’t crack the top 25.What happened to Cal?Cal fell from No. 4 to No. 5 in the final BCS standings, apparently because of its lackluster win over Southern Miss Saturday night. Enough voters in the AP and coaches polls downgraded the Bears to allow Texas to jump ahead of them in the final BCS standings. Why did Texas get the Rose Bowl berth instead of Utah?This one is complicated.Each of the bowls has a traditional conference tie-in — the Rose has the Big Ten and Pac-10, the Sugar has the SEC and the Fiesta has the Big 12.The Rose Bowl had first pick among the three “other” BCS bowls because it lost the highest-ranked team with one of its automatic berth teams — USC of the Pac-10 — to the Orange Bowl. It would have taken Cal, another Pac-10 team, but Texas passed Cal into fourth place in the BCS standings. And one of the BCS rules is that an at-large team in the top four gets an automatic BCS berth.However because the Fiesta Bowl lost its conference team in Oklahoma, it had the right to take Texas, another Big 12 school, to replace Oklahoma.But the Fiesta Bowl preferred Utah, which allowed the Rose Bowl to select 10-1 Texas.How did the rest of the BCS picks work?After the Rose Bowl picked Texas, the Fiesta Bowl got second pick and quickly snapped up the Utes, a team it had been eyeing all season and whose fans had already committed to buy more than 25,000 tickets.Then it was the turn of the Sugar Bowl, which already had Auburn as its conference tie-in and it selected ACC champ Virginia Tech. That left just one more BCS team, Pitt, to fill the final spot of the four BCS bowls, in the Fiesta Bowl.
We’ve got to win, there’s nothing to it. – OKC forward Carmelo AnthonySALT LAKE CITY — For the last few days, the Oklahoma City Thunder players and coaches have downplayed the “must-win” questions they’ve been getting, mostly from their own media.Now they must take the questions seriously after heading back home with a 3-1 deficit to the Utah Jazz in their best-of-seven series following Monday’s 113-96 loss. Only 11 teams in NBA history have come back from a 3-1 deficit to win the series.The Jazz and Thunder will meet Wednesday at 7:30 p.m. MDT at Chesapeake Energy Arena.“We’ve got to win, there’s nothing to it,” said OKC forward Carmelo Anthony after the Monday defeat. “We can sit here and say what we’ve got to do, what we did do or didn’t do. But it comes down to having the will to win the game Wednesday and forcing a Game 6 back here in Utah.”“As Melo said, Game 5 is obviously a must-win for us,” added Paul George, who has been the Thunder’s best player in the series. “At this point we’ve got to give it everything we’ve got. We have to approach this game like it’s Game 7 and see what happens there and keep this playoff run alive.”Oklahoma City coach Billy Donovan tried to put a positive spin on his team’s predicament with a “never-over-till-it’s-over” refrain.“It’s a seven-game series, first team to four. They’ve got three wins right now and we’ve got a chance to play again here,” Donovan said. “We’ll go back and regroup. This team has always been resilient. They’ve battled really hard and competed and I know they’ll be excited to play We’ll have to be able to sustain what we’re doing for the whole 48 minutes, and that’s our challenge.”The Jazz know full well the series isn’t over yet and are trying not to pile on the Thunder or get them riled up.Coach Quin Snyder downplayed the Russell Westbrook-Ricky Rubio duel, saying, “It’s not about an individual matchup. We have a lot of respect for how good they are.”“We’ve got to go in with the same mentality,” said Derrick Favors. “They’re going to come out and be physical and play hard and play with a lot of energy. We’ve just got to make sure we match that and keep our composure, just have fun and play. They’re a good team. They’re tough to beat at their place, so we’ve got to make sure we go in and play with a lot of energy and match their physicality.”“They’re going to come out ready to compete and play hard,” added Royce O’Neale, who contributed 10 points and nine rebounds off the bench Saturday. “It’ll be a hard-fought game from the jump. We’ve just got to match their energy and do what we do.”The series will end if Utah wins Wednesday, and the Jazz will go on to play the winner of the Houston-Minnesota series, which stands 3-1 in favor of the Rockets.If the Thunder win Wednesday, the two teams return to Utah for a Friday night game at Vivint Arena. Then if the series goes to seven games, the final game will be played Sunday in Oklahoma City. Odd Utah Jazz shrine turns heads in downtown Salt Lake City ahead of Game 4 Loud crowd: Why Donovan Mitchell called Jazz fans ‘unbelievable’ Jazz are the team acting like it’s been there, done that Utah Jazz forward Jae Crowder embraces enforcer role on team: ‘This is my family’ Related OKC’s Westbrook gets postgame technical, not suspension, for scuffle with Utah’s Gobert Jazz-Oklahoma City show the news isn’t always the biggest news Donovan Mitchell explodes for 33 points to help Utah Jazz take commanding 3-1 series lead against OKC Thunder Oklahoma City Thunder remain lone NBA team to use pregame invocation Russell Westbrook falls short on guarantee as Utah Jazz keep OKC Thunder on ropes Twitter reactions: Mitt Romney taunts Russell Westbrook during Game 4 of Utah Jazz vs. OKC Thunder
July 2015 PAGS Tournament at GreenwoodAnother day dawned and golfers descended en masse on the Greenwood course for the July 29 PAGS tournament. The day’s field of 77 players, which included 7 ladies, had an eye on the weather conditions, and with good reason too, as a storm blew through for about 30 minutes just after 11:00am. Petri Rovali (left) was the Low Gross & A Flight winner.Petri Rovali (h/cap 8) shot the undoubted round of the day, winning the Low Gross with a fine 80, while his score of 36 points was also good enough to pick up top spot in the A Flight.Another headlining score of the day went to the C Flight winner, Larry Laverdenne (24), with a fine 37 points, to be the only player on the day to exceed his handicap. The ladies winner was Impeng Paphawee (22) with 35 points, edging Yuza Phaohom on count back 18/16. Yuza gained some solace with her technical prize win on C6.Minor placings in A Flight required a series of count backs after 4 players recorded 33 points. Jeff Wylie (8) with 19 on the back nine got second while George Cullen (12) took third after defeating Craig Duncan on the last 6 holes (12/11) after both had 18 on the back nine. Tom Thompson was eliminated earlier with a back nine of just 15 points.B flight was also a tightly contested affair with Gary Saunders (16) on 35 points the clear winner, while another series of count backs was required to settle the placings after 3 players had 34 points. Patrice Bardy (18) with his back nine of 20 was second while Graham Shand (20) edged Donal on the back six, 15/13 after both had 18 on the back nine.Jeff Wylie (right) won 2 technical prizes.In the C flight, there was a clear second for Jan Johansson (26) with his 36 points, while the bronze again required count backs; John Dearden (21) just getting the better of Sami Sarajari 13/10 on the last 6 holes after both had signed for 30 points.Again this month a few honourable mentions will be thrown out, this time to Craig Duncan, Mike Allidi, Gary Saunders & Jeff Wylie who each picked up the maximum 2 technical prizes, well done to all. It was pleasing to see 12 y/o Quentin join us on the day and score an approach prize on the long par-3 third.Dave and his team once again did a tip top job in the tucker department, with plenty of non-golfers coming along to enjoy the social atmosphere of the evening with their golfing partners, family & friends. As always, there is only 1 person to blame if you go home hungry from Shenanigans Jomtien after a PAGS presentation.The next tournament will be held at Crystal Bay on 26th August. Contact Shane on 085 945 9689 to ensure your preferred tee time.The ladies enjoyed their day out in the July PAGS tournament at Greenwood. We played the C & A combination, with the C course being a little under par from its usual high state of condition. Greens were running quite slow, and there must have been some recent rain as fairways were also quite long. The A loop was back to the expectations here at Greenwood; greens were running smooth and true while fairways were also more closely mown than on C.
BILL NEAL:10—Okay, let’s get right to it. I know. I’m in the minority and I’m going to get beat up for this…but the movie “Girls Trip,” is not a trip worth taking! (What’s this have to do with sports you ask?) Because moviegoing is a sport…so shut up and read on. No. 1—Why do people have to push vulgar language to the max? And why, oh why, do Black actors have to buy into it? No. 2—Not only words out of a woman’s mouth that you would not want to kiss, but countless stereotypes to go along with it. No. 3—There were more foul words in 10 minutes of this movie than all four Godfathers, Goodfellas and Richard Pryor’s last concert combined. No. 4—Why do these successful, accomplished, rich Black actresses succumb to these cheap theatrics? No. 5—Last, but not least…It – Was – Not – Funny!!! Queen Latifah, Jada Pinkett Smith, Regina Hall, and Tiffany Haddish…urinating over a crowd of people in New Orleans…REALLY? I give you all just “one basketball” and that’s only because Hall’s message at the end of the movie to empower women was the only good thing about the movie. (Hit me up, people. 412-628-4856. I – CAN – TAKE –IT!):09—Here are the newly-inducted baseball Hall of Fame inductees: Jeff Bagwell, Ivan “Pudge” Rodriguez, Tim Raines, Bud Selig and John Schuerholz. (For the record, Tim Raines should have been in a while ago.):08—A great story on Megyn Kelly’s new show on NBC Sunday night (July 30). Coach Lou Adams working inner-city magic in Chicago at Orr Academy High School. Not just another feel-good basketball story from the ‘hood. The difference being, they’re in the middle of the killing fields in our nation. Do yourself a favor. Pull it up online. In this one, none of the players die and they win the state title. No spoiler alert here. It’s a must-see.:07—Now that O.J.’s about to be out, do not worry about starting the O.J. Simpson Go Fund Me account. The Juice has $5 million in his active retirement plan and will be carrying about $10,000 a month across the goal line from his NFL pension. (Hell, who said crime doesn’t pay!) Just kidding, just kidding…like I told ya before, O.J. didn’t do it!):06—If you missed it on Sunday (July 30), Andrew “Don’t Trade Me Bro” McCutchen hit three, count ‘em, THREE home runs against the San Diego Padres. The third time in his career. Pirates won, 7-1. Buccos are in fourth place in the division, trailing the Cubs by five games. It ain’t over yet. (Well, it kinda is!):05—Worry not little ones about Pittsburgh Steeler Martavis Bryant. Just some NFL technicalities regarding the suspension, but Bryant’s good to go for the upcoming season.:04—Keep this to yourself ‘cause I’m not allowed to say this stuff in the paper. Stephan and Mr. Doss will have me swingin’ from one of these bridges…but Kenny “Babyface” Edmonds is coming September 23. Buy a Courier. That’s all I can tell ya! (Let that “be the cool in you!”):03—Here’s something you don’t have to keep quiet. Did you know that the great Roberto Clemente hit an inside-the-park grand slam home run in 1956 against the Cubs at Forbes Field? Now that’s your first for real walk-off home run. And here’s a little more trivia. He ran through the third base coach’s stop sign and got fined $25. Go figure. No good deed goes unpunished.:02—Last chance for real. The Armen “The Hammer” Gilliam “Hard Work” Basketball Camp for boys and girls ages 8-16 is this Saturday and Sunday (August 5-6), from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., at the Penn Hills YMCA. Twenty spots remaining. Lunch, T-shirt, certificate, supervision from college and pro players, skills and drills, games and lots of hard work. Call 412-628-4856 to register. Only $25 for both days. C’mon man!:01—In fond and loving memory for Ms. Connie Parker. A wonderful woman, community advocate, political leader, tireless worker for civil rights and less fortunate and I’m privileged to say my friend! Ms. Parker, the local chapter NAACP president, passed away last week at age 74. God Bless you, Connie Parker.:00—GAME OVER…But don’t forget the White Party of the year at the Savoy, Saturday, September 2, 4-9 p.m., with the blowout car show! More details later…
By Justin RobertsonGIPPSLAND Power lost a heart-breaker against a depleted Northern Knights in perfect conditions at Morwell on Saturday afternoon….[To read the rest of this story Subscribe or Login to the Gazette Access Pass] Thanks for reading the Pakenham Berwick Gazette. Subscribe or Login to read the rest of this content with the Gazette Digital Access Pass subscription.